- Apr 25, 2004
That's good. Even 2400 is probably too low for you if you are still getting some exercise or activity. I think my average has been around 2900-3000 for maintenance and dropping 100-200 cal / week for a cut. 2400 is my baseline but I adjust up based on my activity levels.Usually my diet would go kind of like this: Mon-Fri - Low-ish cals, maybe like 1700cal per day, Work out 3x per week. Low carb, high fat, medium protein. Sat-Sun: Total reverse. High calorie, high carb, low protein, medium fat.
So over the course of months... I was slowly gaining weight b/c my metab was being kept lower from eating so few calories, but then I was spiking up all my weight gaining hormones and signaling my body to retain weight on the weekends.
Now I'm just an even 2400 cals, every single day for the past 2 weeks now. Body weight hasn't really changed much other than an initial 1-2lb weight gain. Some days I'll be as much as 202lb, but I'm not too concerned. I like to judge myself more by how I feel, how clothing is fitting, and how I look.
Today is my check in with him, and we'll see if he keeps me at 2400 cals or bumps me down a bit. I was hoping that I could lose 8-10lb by mid July when my baby is born but that's def not happening now. I'm okay with that, as really my long term goal of getting to like 180lb is still out there, I just hope the lack of sleep and whatnot doesn't kill my progress.